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Re: [PATCH] Port to 32-bit long + 64-bit time_t

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Port to 32-bit long + 64-bit time_t
Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2022 18:13:01 -0400
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On Sun, 2022-10-02 at 17:48 -0400, rsbecker@nexbridge.com wrote:
> > I understand that this type of reuse makes things easier for the
> > gnulib folks, but for GNU make I'm not ready to drop support for
> > platforms that are not POSIX enough to run configure, and that
> > don't already have "make" available.  So gnulib modules that
> > require them aren't available to GNU make (at least, not without
> > modifications).
> Thank you for this comment. Gnulib is not available on the platform I
> maintain because of its high number of dependencies (including gcc
> itself, which cannot build on HPE NonStop). Keeping dependencies down
> is helpful for those outside of the explicit gcc support base.

Really?  I'd be pretty surprised if gnulib modules require GCC.  In my
experience gnulib-enabled software can be used with lots of compilers
include MSVC and Clang, plus others that are less well-known of course.
One of the main points of gnulib is to hide compiler differences (the
other being to hide OS system differences).

Gnulib does require a C compiler which is at least notionally C99
conforming, though.

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